Laurie Penny is a columnist for The Independent
22 August 2012 09:45 AM
Governments cannot be trusted currently to deliver justice and accountability
18 August 2012 12:00 AM
"It's just amazing to see some women doing real protest, making a real noise," says Hayley Foster Da Silva, 29, a pharmacist and activist holding a sparkly home-made sign that reads "Free Pussy Riot". "It's all about freedom of speech."
16 August 2012 10:00 AM
It matters that we live in a country that no longer believes in training minds from all backgrounds
30 July 2012 12:00 AM
Laurie Penny gains an insight into the corporate mindset as she mingles with the crowd at the beach volleyball
20 July 2012 12:00 AM
The Olympic Park will be a politics-free zone. But the Games are one of the biggest political statements going
09 July 2012 12:00 AM
If I had to invent a way to undermine feminism, I'd set up a ridiculous standard of personal attainment
01 July 2012 08:05 AM
It's key to understand that some addicts have a deep emotional connection to smoking
25 June 2012 09:30 AM
When I criticised him for playing xenophobia for laughs, Professor Starkey showed his claws
19 June 2012 12:01 AM
A service that was already at breaking point begins to groan and snap.
13 June 2012 10:05 AM
Notebook: These men confuse freedom of speech with freedom to abuse and harass
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
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